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Tin Hau Temple in Cha Kwo Ling

Child-Giving Rocks in Cha Kwo Ling

Sam Shan Kwok Wong Temple in Ngau Chi Wan

Hong Kong Public Records Building

Devil's Peak Battery

Lei Yue Mun Wishing Tree

Tin Hau Temple in Lei Yue Mun

Tai Wong Ye Temple

 

 

Tin Hau Temple in Cha Kwo Ling

 

Introduction

Legend has it that Tin Hau, the daughter of a fisherman in China's Fujian Province, had visions that enabled her to predict storms. People, especially fishermen, regard her as the Queen of Heaven and Goddess of the Sea because she saved people from drowning. Hong Kong was once a fishing village and so there are over 50 Tin Hau Temples in the territory. The one located in Cha Kwo Ling Village was built in Qing Dynasty. The temple was then moved to Cha Kwo Ling Road in 1941, and it was under maintenance and repair in 1947. Local residents are still very respectful to Tin Hau nowadays. When you pay a visit to the Tin Hau Temple, don’t miss the two very special painted walls: Green Dragon on the left and White Tiger on the right.

Opening hours: 8:00am-5:00pm.

 

Transportation

Kwun Tong MTR station exit A1, and take mini bus route no. 23B at Yan Oi Court; or take a mini bus or taxi from Yau Tong MTR station.  <Back to Top>

 

 

Child-Giving Rocks in Cha Kwo Ling

 

Introduction

Cha Kwo Ling Village, which is located about 1.4km to the northwest of Lei Yue Mun, has a population of approximately 2 400. Some families have resided there for generations. The most well known landmark is the 2 huge rocks in front of the Tin Hau Temple. As the rocks look like men’s testicles, they are named “Fung Shui Rocks” or “Child-Giving Rocks”. The legendary rocks are believed to bless those who pray to them for sons. Even though this tradition is fading out, “Child-Giving Rocks” is still an important attraction in Cha Kwo Ling.

 

Transportation

Kwun Tong MTR station exit A1, and take mini bus route no. 23B at Yan Oi Court; or take a mini bus or taxi from Yau Tong MTR station.  <Back to Top>

 

 

Sam Shan Kwok Wong Temple in Ngau Chi Wan

 

Introduction

When you pass by the Ping Shek Estate, you will see a temple with red walls, green tiles, and ceramic portraits on the roof. There was a stone plaque marking the 4 Chinese characters “三山國王” (transliteration: Sam Shan Kwok Wong, (literal translation: kings of the 3 mountains) at the entrance. This is the Sam Shan Kwok Wong Temple.  “Sam Shan” refers to 3 famous mountains of Chaozhou in Guangdong, namely Du Shan, Ming Shan and Jin Shan. There are many legendary stories about this. One of them is about the gods of the 3 mountains who helped Emperor Song Tai Zu to put down the revolt between Liu and Zhang, and so the gods were granted the title as kings of the 3 mountains. The Hakka worship kings of the 3 mountains. Wherever the Hakka live, they build a temple to worship the kings. The temple in Ngau Chi Wan has been renovated for many times. At the end of the lunar year, there is a small flower fair at the open area outside the temple.

Opening hours: 6:00am – 6:00pm

 

Transportation

Choi Hung MTR station exit A2, and walk along Kwun Tong Road for 10-odd minutes; or take bus route no. 1A, 11B, 11C, 13D, 14, 15, 16, 17, 258D, 258P, 258S, 259D, 268C, 269C, 277E, 277P, 277X, 28, 292P, 296C, 2A, 3D, 42C, 606A, 62X, 671, 6D, 74C, 74X, 80X, 83X, 889, 89B, 89C, 89D, 89X, 93K, 101, 101R, N121, N293 and get off near Kai Yip Estate; or route no. 9, 111 and get off at Ping Shek Estate.   <Back to Top>

 

 

Hong Kong Public Records Building

 

Introduction

The Hong Kong Public Records Building was opened in 1997 as the first purpose-built archival facility in Hong Kong. The Public Records Office stores and manages over one million archival records and library items, dated from the mid 19th century to the present. The welcoming public areas include a large working reference room, an exhibition hall and a search room equipped with computers for access to the extensive archival collection. For query, please contact 2195 7700 or 2195 7728.


Opening hours:

9:00am - 5:45pm (Mon - Fri)

Closed on Saturday, Sunday and Public Holidays

 

Transportation

Kwun Tong MTR station exit D1, and walk along Tsui Ping Road for about 5 minutes; or take bus route no. 13M, 14, 14B, 14X, 15, 15A, 16, 16M, 38, 40P, 42C, 601, 601P, 606, 606A, 606P, 619, 619P, 641, 89, 89B, 89X, 93K, 98A, N619 and get off at Kwun Tong MTR bus station; or route no. 11B, 11C, 89C and get off at Tsui Ping Road.  <Back to Top>

 

 

Devil's Peak Battery

 

Introduction

Why are there batteries and redoubts on the Devil’s Peak? Turn the clock back to the World War II, defence installations such as redoubts and batteries were built on the Devil’s Peak to protect Hong Kong from possible threats posed by the Japanese. However, the Japanese army attacked from another path, and Hong Kong was surrendered in the end. These military remains have been restored as a historical trail where visitors can appreciate these historical remains constructed a century ago. Also, visitors can enjoy the 270 degree-wide view from Lei Yue Mun Pass to the Victoria Harbour and Tseung Kwan O.

 

Transportation

Yau Tong MTR station exit A1, and take the escalator across Lei Yue Mun Plaza. Then walk along Lei Yue Mun Road towards the Tseung Kwan O Chinese Permanent Cemetery. When you reach the gate at the side of the Ko Chiu Road roundabout, walk along the road for about 15-20 minutes. You can see a path to the Devil’s Peak Battery on your left.  <Back to Top>

 

 

Lei Yue Mun Wishing Tree

 

Introduction

The gigantic banyan tree beside the Lei Yue Mun Rest Garden has been regarded as divine. Villagers believe that they may have their wishes granted by adoring the tree while tourists and visitors like to tie coloured ribbons or place their prayer cards to the tree guard, praying for good luck and dreams to come true.

 

Transportation

Kwun Tong MTR station exit D1 or Lam Tin MTR bus station, take KMB route no.14X; or take a mini bus at Hip Wo Street, Kwun Tong; or at Woo Sung Street, Jordan; or Yau Tong MTR station exit A1, and about walk for 5-10 minutes. If you depart from Hong Kong Island, you can take MTR to Sai Wan Ho Station, and take “Kaito” Ferry from Sai Wan Ho Ferry Pier.  <Back to Top>

 

 

Tin Hau Temple in Lei Yue Mun

 

Introduction

The Tin Hau Temple in Lei Yue Mun is over 200 years old.  Villagers worship Tin Hau because it is believed that the construction of Tin Hau Temple can protect the fishermen from storms. On the birthday of Tin Hau, villagers will have celebrations for 5 days and 4 nights with Cantonese opera performances. These activities have been held over 40 years. The temple is also the most romantic Tin Hau Temple in Hong Kong. Various weird-shaped stones behind the temple are found along the coast. Besides, the spectacular views of the Victoria Harbour, Heng Fa Chuen and Hong Kong Museum of Coastal Defence attract lovers to come here. If you come to visit at around 4:00pm – 5:00pm, you could enjoy the beautiful sunset and delicious seafood in Lei Yue Mun as well.

Opening hours: 9:00am – 5:00pm

 

Transportation

Kwun Tong MTR Station exit A1, and take KMB route no.14C; or take a mini bus at Hip Wo Street; or exit from Yau Tong MTR station, and take a taxi or walk there; or exit from Sai Wan Ho MTR station, and take a “kaito” from Sai Wan Ho Ferry Pier.  <Back to Top>

 

 

Tai Wong Ye Temple

 

Introduction

Located on the hill behind Tsui Ying House, Tsui Ping South Estate, Kwun Tong, the Tai Wong Ye Temple was built by the worshippers. There is a legendary story about Li Man Chung, a general of the late Song Dynasty. When people saw his spirit appeared in Lok Fu, they decided to build a temple for him. Nowadays, many visitors come to the temple to pray and worship. The Temple is solemnly decorated, with its exterior walls inlaid with porcelain pictures of dragon and tiger.

Opening hours: 7:00 am – 7:00 pm.

 

Transportation

Kwun Tong MTR station exit A1, and take mini bus route no. 59 at Hip Wo Street; or Kwun Tong MTR station exit D1, and walk along Kwun Tong Road towards Tsui Ping Estate; or take bus route no. 13M, 14, 14B, 14X, 15, 15A, 16, 16M, 38, 40P, 42C, 601, 601P, 606, 606A, 606P, 619, 619P, 641, 89, 89B, 89X, 93K, 98A, N619 and get off at Kwun Tong MTR bus station, or bus route no. 11B, 11C, 89C and get off at Tsui Ping Road, and walk towards Tsui Ping Estate.  <Back to Top>